Reproducibility in Data Sciences Why, What, and How

Posted on Thu 29 April 2021 in media

My invited talk at University of Zurich on Reproducible Research background, motivations and methodology.


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WIP: Intepretable Classification: Chest X-Rays

Posted on Wed 14 April 2021 in research

Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the leading causes of death from a single infectious agent. In many high-burden regions around the world, which often lack specialized healthcare professionals, Chest X-Ray (CXR) exams continue to be of vital importance in the diagnosis and follow-up of the various presentations of the disease. In this context, we investigate the benefits of automatic Pulmonary Tuberculosis (PTB) detection methods from these images.


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Semantical Segmentation: Retinography

Posted on Wed 14 April 2021 in research

Semantical segmentation of eye fundus structures, and disease detection from retinography, play a key role in mass screening using this tecnology. Despite the incredible progress in these fields, the lack of annotated images (due to cost), and rigor in the comparison of trained models has led to the conclusion larger and more dense network models provide more accurate results for such tasks. We present our findings on different architectures and databases in this context.


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Bob

Posted on Tue 13 April 2021 in software

Bob is a signal-processing and machine learning toolbox originally developed by the Biometrics Security and Privacy Group, the Biosignal Processing Group, and the Research and Development Engineers Group at the Idiap Research Institute, in Switzerland. Bob is primarily developed through GitLab.


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Open Science and Ethics

Posted on Tue 13 April 2021 in courses

This is an introductory course on Ethics and Reproducibility in Artificial Intelligence (AI). The course is composed of two parts. The first part covers ethical aspects of AI, while the second, practical aspects on building AI systems so they are continuously reproducible and extensible. It is given to master students at the Master in AI by the Idiap Research Institute, Switzerland.


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Fundamentals of Machine Learning

Posted on Tue 13 April 2021 in courses

This course, divided in two trimesters (modules M06 and M08), presents fundamental tools used in machine learning ranging from the most basic to more advanced. It is given to master students at the Master in AI by the Idiap Research Institute, Switzerland.


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Fundamentals of Statistical Pattern Recognition

Posted on Tue 13 April 2021 in courses

This course (EE-612) presents fundamental tools used in Machine Learning ranging from the most basic to more advanced. It is given to post-grad (Ph.D.) students at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland.


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Reproducible Research

Posted on Wed 01 January 2020 in research

Reproducible research not only leads to proper scientific conduct but also provides other researchers the access to build upon previous work. Most importantly, the person setting up a reproducible research project will quickly realize the immediate personal benefits: an organized and structured way of working. The person that most often has to reproduce your own analysis is your future self!


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WIP: Vital Sign Analysis: Decompensation

Posted on Fri 20 September 2019 in research

Early and accurate prediction of decompensation (functional deterioration) in patients in domestic settings may help prevent deaths. Based on values that can be measured from portable devices such as heart rate, blood oxygen saturation, systolic blood pressure, temperature, and age, we study the prediction capability of machine learning algorithms to determine patient decompensation (death) in the next 24 hours.


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Remote Photoplethysmography

Posted on Tue 20 November 2018 in research

We address the problem of reproducible research in remote photo-plethysmography (rPPG). Most of the work published in this domain is assessed on privately-owned databases, making it difficult to evaluate proposed algorithms in a standard and principled manner. As a consequence, we present a new, publicly available database containing a relatively large number of subjects recorded under two different lighting conditions. Also, three state-of-the-art rPPG algorithms from the literature were selected, implemented and released as open source free software. After a thorough, unbiased experimental evaluation in various settings, it is shown that none of the selected algorithms is precise enough to be used in a real-world scenario.


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Computer Vision and Deep Learning for Biometrics

Posted on Tue 01 May 2018 in research

I have actively worked in computer vision and deep learning (mostly) associated to biometric recognition, with potential application to various other tasks. Contributions range from the collection of datasets, the exploration of different methods to address and assess biometric recognition vulnerabilities, domain adaptation, and remote photoplethysmography.


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Talk at Valais/Wallis AI Workshop - Reproducibility in research

Posted on Fri 24 March 2017 in media

My talk at the Valais/Wallis AI workshop on reproducible research


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Interview for Télévision Suisse-Romande (TSR), 12h45

Posted on Tue 22 November 2016 in media

I was interviewed for a document on biometric vein recognition in the Swiss's RTS 12h45 news


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The BEAT Platform

Posted on Wed 16 March 2016 in software

The BEAT platform is a European computing e-infrastructure for Open Science proposing a solution for open access, scientific information sharing and re-use including data and source code while protecting privacy and confidentiality.


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Overview of the BEAT Platform

Posted on Wed 16 March 2016 in media

Introductory video to the BEAT Platform for Open Science and Reproducible Research


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Reproducible Research for Pattern Recognition

Posted on Wed 22 July 2015 in courses

This is a course on Reproducible Research (RR) for research engineers working with software applications in Pattern Recognition (PR) and Machine Learning (ML). It motivates and explains concepts behind RR, an increasing trend in scientific publications in this niche, its implications and tools for implementing it on an individual or group levels. It is a hands-on course in the sense students will be required to create their own workflows for selected problems in ML and PR. By the end of this course, students should understand the basic concepts of reproducibility, its importance on their daily practice and how to achieve it with freely available tools and environments.


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Interview for Jornal Nacional

Posted on Wed 10 September 2008 in media

I was interviewed for a document in Jornal Nacional, one of the most viewed brazilian 20h00 news program.


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